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by TimF
August 6th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

A friend of mine went to Passport Health and got his result in 15 minutes. Cost $160 though. Of all the places in the country to visit, I’d wager that Maine is one of the safest. The only issue we had was when we walked around downtown Portland. My daughter needed a restroom and there just aren’t an...
by TimF
August 5th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Mt. Rushmore

We didn’t do either of those but did stay near Custer St Park. I think at the point we had seen enough Bison in Yellowstone. I did forget about Jewel and Wind Caves which are amazing. Stunning really. Those were 1,000x better than Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
by TimF
August 5th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

JFertitta wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 6:54 pm
FYI, they’re tracking visitors by ez pass and are heavily fining people. It’s not an empty threat
I'd like to know how this works. How do they know who has been tested or not? I flew to Portland and rented a car. I was never once asked for proof of test results.
by TimF
August 5th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

If you are staying over night or longer, there is a mandatory 14 day quarantine depending on what state you are coming from. https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy/faqs Yup. Thanks. We’re trying to figure out how to time a 3 day COVID test given unpredictable timelines for r...
by TimF
August 5th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Imperial Chef-NY Times Article
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Imperial Chef-NY Times Article

It's almost as if she is suggesting "chef" is the only profession where there are evil, cult of personality bosses.
by TimF
August 5th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Mt. Rushmore

For the most part I disliked South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore is my least favorite park by a mile. I'd take a trip to any of the places Mark and Robert mentioned above over it. I suppose it's something people should/want to see though. There's virtually nothing in the Badlands in the way of amenities so b...
by TimF
August 5th, 2020, 4:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 78
Views: 4592

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

I clicked through from the Save The Date and was able to get my allocation (3+3, same as most of the other 1st timers here). Just curious: Did anyone receive an actual offer letter for this, or was it just Save The Dates only...? Funny enough, I got the newsletter/paper offer about 4 hours after I ...
by TimF
August 3rd, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah
Replies: 54
Views: 1439

Re: Recommendations Please for Petite Syrah

Larry is too modest to mention that he makes wonderful PS.
by TimF
August 3rd, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12147
Views: 454736

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Nice value weeknight Burg.
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by TimF
August 3rd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 78
Views: 4592

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

I was surprised to see my allocation is 6 each now. What's the initial allocation?
by TimF
August 2nd, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

Magnums are now available at Vin Chicago. They’re also offering a 2001 CdP from Xavier to commemorate the birth of his first child.
by TimF
August 2nd, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Releases from Ridge Vineyards
Replies: 15
Views: 1142

Re: TN: New Releases from Ridge Vineyards

Robert M yers wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 6:46 am
3% Petite Sirah? :)
I think that’s illegal. 😂
by TimF
August 1st, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 108
Views: 6001

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

Will do. We used to buy from Coffee Bean Corral. Not sure if they’re still around. We visited a plantation in Costa Rica several years ago. Saw the whole process. It’s amazingly simple. I got to the gift shop and found someone who spoke English. I asked to buy green beans. No matter how hard I asked...
by TimF
August 1st, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 108
Views: 6001

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

Sweet Maria’s is where I bought our Hottop. We buy almost all of our beans there.
by TimF
August 1st, 2020, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christie’s gets some pretty hefty prices in an Internet sale.
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Christie’s gets some pretty hefty prices in an Internet sale.

AD Northup wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 4:03 pm
The prices on the Ridge mixed lots were incredibly high
I’m skeptical of the quality of what’s in a lot of those bottles. Almost $600 a bottle for ‘75 Monte Bello? Yikes. I might pay $300 for a perfectly stored ‘78. I saw some ‘80s in there which I thought was tired 10 years ago.
by TimF
July 31st, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 108
Views: 6001

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

My wife has been roasting using a Hottop for the past 10.5 years. It's quite a workhorse handling over a pound a week during that time period. Thing even survived catching on fire! She's had a bunch of issues with it tripping circuits lately. I could probably spend some time/money troubleshooting bu...
by TimF
July 30th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12147
Views: 454736

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Best $17 I’ve spent in a while.
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by TimF
July 29th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 111
Views: 4577

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

What’s the ABV on this wine?

Count me in the group that strongly dislikes dry Riesling.
by TimF
July 29th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 88
Views: 3794

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

David K o l i n wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 6:56 pm
My current box is standard grain. I’ve been cooking with it for 50+ years, so I don’t have a lot of the issues that others, do
I can’t find “standard grain” on the net. Can you post a picture?
by TimF
July 28th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 88
Views: 3794

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

Maybe we’re not on the same page? My last box looked like it was a mix of kosher, pretzel, pickling and table salts. It’s so strange when trying to use it that I get angry.
by TimF
July 28th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 88
Views: 3794

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

David K o l i n wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 3:47 pm
TimF wrote:
July 28th, 2020, 1:47 pm
I’m never buying Morton’s again.
Que?
Look up thread about six or so posts.
by TimF
July 28th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 88
Views: 3794

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

I’m never buying Morton’s again.
by TimF
July 26th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera

s.nellessen wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Had some co-workers from Germany in-town...big-time meat-eaters. First lunch was Portillos: each got a Beef with hot peppers, dog with everything, fries, drink, chocolate cake.....they appeared to still be hungry. And steaks every night, no exceptions.
These are my kind of people!
by TimF
July 25th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An evolution of the hamburger
Replies: 1
Views: 184

An evolution of the hamburger

This is sort of a continuation of the pesto thread I started. It’s another recipe from Massimo Bottura’s MasterClass. The way he makes the burger is completely new to me. The basic recipe is 1kg ground beef, 300g Parmesan, 30g gelatin. He gets his gelatin by cooking cotechino sausage. 🤯 I get gelati...
by TimF
July 25th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 88
Views: 3794

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

This hurts my heart.
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by TimF
July 23rd, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Chicago classic: Italian beef sandwich, with giardiniera

I haven’t had enough of them to make a strong opinion. I love Johnnys but almost never go down there. Buona and Portillos are the easiest for me to get and Portillos wins that race. During quarantine one of my favorite meals was getting the frozen Vienna beef tub and a pack of good rolls. I’d put it...
by TimF
July 23rd, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Any Reccos for Port Clyde, ME and Environs?

If you need cold beer, guns and wedding gowns, this is your place.
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by TimF
July 22nd, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?
Replies: 27
Views: 1422

Re: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?

The good old days. This was WineBid June 2010.
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by TimF
July 21st, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

I couldn’t resist and did open a bottle tonight. I paired it with braised short ribs and homemade pasta. I do agree with a lot of what I’ve read here. I really liked the nose: leather, complex, maybe some olive and barnyard. The palate was a bit disappointing though. Very dirty and maybe a hint of v...
by TimF
July 21st, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?
Replies: 27
Views: 1422

Re: Ridge Geyserville, where to start?

I’m not sure what you’re asking. Which vintage right now could show the greatest potential of what Geyserville can be? I’d guess 1991. Good luck finding some. I’d say pop a 2018 and see what a young Geyserville tastes like. Buy two cases if you like it and open a bottle every year for the next 20 ye...
by TimF
July 20th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 1999 Musar. (Cringe - worthy?)
Replies: 16
Views: 915

Re: TN 1999 Musar. (Cringe)

Brandon R wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 8:29 am
The "Cringe" in the thread title threw me off. Sounds like a great wine, though.
Yeah, I kept waiting for the bottom to fall out.
by TimF
July 19th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

I don’t think it was a business decision.
by TimF
July 18th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

The buyer I spoke to tasted at a trade show in NY back in March. He said he wouldn’t decant it but see how it evolves over an hour or more. Said there was some bricking but was surprisingly youthful. He felt like it was unlikely to evolve in the bottle but who knows? Certainly an interesting story a...
by TimF
July 18th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

I only bought two bottles — I wasn’t ready to bet that much on something that kind of felt like a scam. I’m going to need to plan a meal around one of these.
by TimF
July 18th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

He certainly didn’t put much on the label.
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by TimF
July 18th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

Henry -- welcome to the board! I think Etienne Gonnet is probably the right answer. Please be sure to post a tasting note.
by TimF
July 17th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: 1972 Xavier Vignon

Apparently Xavier won't give up the name of the estate. Anyone know which Chateauneuf du Pape winemaker died in late 1972 or early 1973?
by TimF
July 16th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1972 Xavier Vignon
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

1972 Xavier Vignon

"The longtime winemaker of this estate, grandfather of the current proprietors, passed away shortly after making the 1972 vintage. His sons were so respectful of this final wine made by their father that they could not get themselves to put it into bottle. The wine was left in concrete tank. For ove...
by TimF
July 16th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 852

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

Yes, keeps the pesto cool and the colors more vibrant. He makes a huge deal about water in the MasterClass. “Water is truth!”
by TimF
July 11th, 2020, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 72
Views: 3798

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

Who makes the second best Cab Franc in the Loire Valley?
by TimF
July 10th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward
Replies: 72
Views: 3798

Re: Clos Rougeard Moving Forward

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Wines already cost more than they are worth, so why does it matter?
They seemed to kind of go crazy the last few years. I was a buyer sub $100 but that won’t even get you a half bottle these days.
by TimF
July 10th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Cantillon
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: LTB Cantillon

These are such a PITA to get hold of here that the dollar value would have to be really high and even that might not interest me. Do you have anything nearly as difficult to obtain that you could trade? "Looking at $500 doesn't make me happy but looking at a bottle of Fou'Foune in my cellar makes me...
by TimF
July 10th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Fairies
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Wine Fairies

"The Wine Fairies of Long Island are "dusting" local communities with kindness and happiness during the pandemic."

http://longisland.news12.com/story/4234 ... e-pandemic

I'd like some Chave, please. flirtysmile
by TimF
July 8th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?
Replies: 62
Views: 2561

Re: Potato Chips - What's your Favorite?

I taste many different kinds in the locker room after hockey. Krunchers sweet onion and Old Bay are two of my recent favorites.
by TimF
July 8th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 852

An Evolution of Pesto

I recently took Massimo Bottura’s MasterClass. One of the episodes features pesto. I made the “recipe” tonight. He starts by rubbing a cut garlic clove on the inside of the blender. Then he adds basil with mint. I also added some thyme. All three were fresh from my garden. He adds olive oil and ice ...
by TimF
July 8th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: TN: 2010 Ridge Geyserville (USA, California, Sonoma County)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 4:55 pm
I’m trying really hard to save some of my Geezers to let them age, but it doesn’t go over well.
I vividly remember buying a case of 2005. Gone in less than 12 months. [swearing.gif]
by TimF
July 7th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2860

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

I saw those as I have Musar as a favorite. The low bottle fills concerned me.

Are people really faking a few bottles that are $200 at most?
by TimF
July 1st, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 74
Views: 7545

Re: Gary V. Again.

One step closer to buying the Jets.
by TimF
June 25th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1994

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Scott Jameson wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 3:06 pm
My top 4 individual bottles ...

2003 Suduiraut, in 375ml
1992 Ridge Monte Bello
2005 Sea Smoke Botella Pinot Noir
2004 Kongsgaard Chardonnay

For multiple vintages ...

Ridge Monte Bello
Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
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I want to drink with this guy.

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